Irish guitar virtuoso Rory Gallagher ignited a legacy that many rock and blues musicians worship and emulate to this day. On September 14, Eagle Rock Entertainment will issue two releases paying tribune to this rock iconGhost Blues 2DVD set and The Beat Club Sessions CD.
The 2 DVD set, running 179 minutes in total, is the complete Rory Gallagher experience, both revealing his background as a musical artist and tapping into his dominating stage presence. Ghost Blues, the first disc in the set, is the first complete and fully authorized documentary of Rory Gallagher's life and career. The documentary threads together live footage, archive interviews with Rory, and contributions from his many friends and admirers, including his brother Donal, Bob Geldof, The Edge (U2), Cameron Crowe, Slash, Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), and his former band members Ted McKenna and Gerry McAvoy, as well as many others.
After traversing Rory's roots, The Beat Club Sessions portion digs into his prowess as a trailblazing electric blues-rock performer. These live recordings are drawn from three different appearances on German TV's Beat Club program in the early seventies. The video footage is captured on disc 2 of the DVD package and via select audio on the CD release. With over 90 minutes of previously unreleased material, these performances capture Gallagher in his element, playing classic songs from his first two solo albums that would remain staples throughout his career.
Track Listing: Ghost Blues 2DVD
DISC 1:Ghost Blues documentary
DISC 2:The Beat Club Sessions 1.) Laundromat 2.) Hands Up 3.) Sinnerboy 4.) Just The Smile 5.) Used To Be 6.) In Your Town 7.) Should've Learned My Lesson 8.) Crest of a Wave 9.) Tore Down 10.) Pistol Slapper Blues 11.) I Don't Know Where I'm Going 12.) Going To My Hometown 13.) I Could've Had Religion 14.) McAvoy Boogie 15.) Hoodoo Man 16.) Messin' With The Kid
The Beat Club Sessions CD: 1.) Laudromat 2.) Hands Up 3.) Sinnerboy 4.) Just The Smile 5.) I Don't Know Where I'm Going 6.) I Could've Had Religion 7.) Used To Be 8.) In Your Town 9.) Should've Learned My Lesson 10.) Crest of a Wave 11.) Tore Down 12.) Messin' With The Kid
A taste of the man so you know what ya missed out on...
And check out the JamBase review of a primo Rory Gallagher compilation released year.
I grew up listening to my father's jazz records and listening to the radio. My dad was a musician for many years as a vocalist, bassist and drummer. His two uncles played in the Symphony of Reggio Calabria back in Italy
I grew up listening to my father's jazz records and listening to the radio. My dad was a musician for many years as a vocalist, bassist and drummer. His two uncles played in the Symphony of Reggio Calabria back in Italy. So music and jazz specifically have been a part of me since I was born. I love and perform in all styles of music from around the world. Improvisation in jazz is what drew me in, and still does as well as other genres that feature improvisation. A group of great musicians expressing themselves as one is the hallmark of great jazz and in fact all great music.